Arkansas Times associate editor Benjamin Hardy, L.A. Weekly food editor Sarah Bennett, and The Source Weekly associate editor Erin Rook have been awarded grants to attend the AAN Convention in Salt Lake City.
Eric Benjamin, who previously served as a senior executive for the Advocate Newspapers in Connecticut and Gambit Weekly in New Orleans, has returned to his hometown, joining the Boston Phoenix national sales department as an account executive. Benjamin, who was also president of the Alternative Weekly Network for several years, most recently served as general manager of Gannett's Times of Acadiana in Lafayette, La.
Eric Benjamin, a 20-year alternative newsweekly veteran, becomes associate publisher of Gambit Weekly. The Boston native played a significant role in the growth of the alternative newsweekly industry as board president and founding board member of Alternative Weekly Network, which represents more than 120 alternative newsweeklies nationwide. He comes to Gambit directly from New Mass Media, where he was national sales director.